• The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism

    The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism

    Bacon, John U.

    The best-selling account of "the largest manmade explosion prior to the atomic bomb," which took place in Halifax, Nova Scotia during World War I. Loaded with 3000 pounds of munitions, the Mont-Blanc ship exploded once it reached Halifax, causing 11,000 fatalities and leveling the city. Bacon recounts the heroism shown throughout the disaster, and its strengthening impact on U.S.-Canada relations during the war.

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  • A Golden Age: A Novel

    A Golden Age: A Novel

    Anam, Tahmima

    “As she plans a party for her son and daughter, Rehana Haque's life will be transformed in a story of one family caught in the middle of the 1971 Bangladesh war of independence, as they face changes and decisions that will have a profound impact on their lives.” – HarperCollins

    Format: eBook - 2008 First U.S. edition

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  • Chief Seattle and the Town That Took His Name: The Change of Worlds for the Native People and Settlers on Puget Sound

    Chief Seattle and the Town That Took His Name: The Change of Worlds for the Native People and Settlers on Puget Sound

    Buerge, David M.

    An in-depth historical account of Chief Seattle, an advocate for peace and Native American rights, from the late 18th to mid-19th centuries.

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  • Insurrecto

    Insurrecto

    Apostol, Gina

    Two women, a Filipino translator and an American filmmaker, go on a road trip in Duterte’s Philippines while collaborating on a film about the 1901 attack on an American garrison by Filipino revolutionaries. “Apostol's layers of narrative, pop culture references, and blurring of history and fiction make for a profound and unforgettable journey into the past and present of the Philippines.” – Publishers Weekly

    Format: eBook - 2018

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  • Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy

    Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy

    Harford, Tim

    Hartford illuminates the social and economic impact of inventions, from how the bar code undermined family corner stores to the transformative effects of artificial intelligence.

    Format: eBook - 2017

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  • Life After Life: A Novel

    Life After Life: A Novel

    Atkinson, Kate

    This critically acclaimed genre-bender follows Ursula Todd through her many lives and deaths. Ursula dies promptly after she’s born on a snowy evening in 1910 in England. The next time she’s born, on the same evening, she lives for a few years before drowning. Ursula dies and is reborn into the same life over and over again, experiencing love, loss, and grief from a truly unique perspective.

    Format: eBook - 2013 First United States edition

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  • A World on Fire: A Heretic, An Aristocrat, and the Race to Discover Oxygen

    A World on Fire: A Heretic, An Aristocrat, and the Race to Discover Oxygen

    Jackson, Joe

    An enthralling account of the almost simultaneous discovery of oxygen by Englishman Joseph Priestley and Frenchman Antoine Lavoisier.

    Format: eBook - 2007

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  • Homegoing: A Novel

    Homegoing: A Novel

    Gyasi, Yaa

    Homegoing is an eloquent meditation on family and the long legacy of slavery. "Thanks to Ms. Gyasi's instinctive storytelling gifts, the book leaves the reader with a visceral understanding of both the savage realities of slavery and the emotional damage that is handed down, over the centuries. . . . By its conclusion, the characters' tales of loss and resilience have acquired an inexorable and cumulative emotional weight." -The New York Times

    Format: eBook - 2016 First edition

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  • Jefferson's Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in A Young America

    Jefferson's Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in A Young America

    Kerrison, Catherine

    Kerrison examines slavery, race, class, and family ties through the story of Jefferson’s three daughters—one enslaved, two free—asking readers to contemplate why “discredited ideologies of gender and race continue to control and separate Americans so powerfully.”

    Format: Downloadable Audiobook - 2018 Unabridged

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  • At the Table of Wolves

    At the Table of Wolves

    Kenyon, Kay

    Set in Britain in the years leading up to WWII, this is an excellent spy narrative interwoven with subtle supernatural powers. Kim Tavistock, a woman with the power of "the spill"-- which prompts people to tell her things they wouldn't otherwise--is recruited to investigate a possible German spy ring at a manor near her home.

    Format: eBook - 2017

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